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Diane Cohen & Finger Lakes ReUse Honored With An eTown eChievement Award

(l-r, eTown hosts Nick Forster and Helen Forster, Diane Cohen; Photo by Tim Reese)

Diane Cohen, executive director of Finger Lakes ReUse, a nonprofit organization with a mission to enhance community, economy, and environment through reuse, recently accepted an eChievement Award from eTown, one of the most successful and widely distributed radio shows in the U.S., carried on 300 stations every week and podcast worldwide.

eTown’s presentation of the award will be broadcast on eTown Radio Show Broadcast # 17134 to an estimated one million listeners on March 29th to April 4th. The broadcast will be carried locally on WRFI (88.1 FM Ithaca and 91.9 FM Watkins Glen), WITH (90.1 FM) and WSKG on its local repeater stations WSQG (90.9 FM), WINO (89.9 FM), and WSQE (91.1 FM). It will also be available on the eTown website or download the podcast on iTunes Store.

The actual local broadcast times are as follows:
WRFI (88.1 FM – Ithaca, and 91.9 – Watkins Glen) – Friday 3/31 at 5am
WITH (90.1 FM) – Sunday 4/2 at 8pm and Monday 4/3 at 7pm
WSQG (90.9 FM), WINO (89.9 FM), WSQE (91.1 FM) – Sunday 4/2 at 2am

Cohen, who was interviewed on stage by eTown host/co-founder Nick Forster, is featured in the broadcast along with musical guests singer/songwriter and piano virtuoso Beth Hart and folk musician and founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, John McEuen. The show was recorded in January 2017 on the solar-powered stage at eTown Hall in Boulder, CO.

The eChievement Award is one eTown’s most popular segments. Listeners from around the country send in nominations of remarkable individuals who are working hard to make a positive difference in their communities and beyond. Joe Myer, co-owner of Myer Distillery in Ovid, NY, nominated Diane and Finger Lakes ReUse last fall. From massive river cleanups to programs that help the homeless, from neighborhood activists to national and international social and environmental organizations, eTown takes pride in celebrating the success stories of ordinary citizens accomplishing extraordinary things.

About eTown
Founded in 1991, eTown is a nationally-syndicated radio show heard weekly on over 300 public, community and commercial stations across North America and via podcast. eTown is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 corporation whose mission is to educate, entertain and inspire a diverse audience, through music and conversation, to create a socially responsible and environmentally sustainable world. Every eTown show is taped in front of a live audience, and features performances from many of today’s top musical artists as well as thought-provoking interviews and the presentation of the listener-nominated eChievement Award recognizing everyday people who have made a difference in their community or beyond. Founders Nick Forster, of the legendary bluegrass band Hot Rize, and his wife, singer/actress Helen Forster host the show. For more information, visit

About Finger Lakes ReUse
Finger Lakes ReUse, a charitable nonprofit organization that currently operates two Community ReUse Centers, expanding reuse of materials through convenience, affordability, and accessibility; creating and supporting job training opportunities and living-wage jobs; and teaching repair and reuse skills. In the course of achieving these goals, it strengthens the local economy, builds community, and protects the environment by redirecting materials from the waste stream into productive reuse. For more information, visit

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